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  • The Pastor
    To my father, the pastor
    When we think back to our childhoods, there are many images that may come to mind that shaped much of who we are: family activities, adventures with friends, moments of victory or success, or even trauma. Some of the images that come to my mind...
  • The Arts
    2014 Storytellers Creative Arts soon to begin
    One way to cultivate your creativity is to attend Storytellers Creative Arts. The event, their 5th annual, will be held at the Covenant Church of Naples in Naples, Fla. from Nov. 6-8, 2014.This is a conference for artists, writers, filmmakers,...
  • Richie at the Blessing of the Animals in 2013
    Blessing of the Animals at Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
    If you would like your furry (or feathered or finned) friend to receive a special blessing, don't miss the Blessing of the Animals on Wednesday, October 8 at 5:30 p.m. The event is held annually at Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church,...
  • Andy Stanley's North Point Ministries named the largest church in America
    Andy Stanley's North Point Ministries named the largest church in America
    How many members do you think make up the largest church in America? While there are many mega-churches, there is one that has been named the largest church in America. According to the Christian Post on Oct. 1, a new list published in "...
  • AND: The Gathered and Scattered Church
    A review of AND: The Gathered and Scattered Church
    AND: The Gathered and Scattered Church is a great follow up to Tangible Kingdom.In their book AND: The Gathered and Scattered Church, Hugh Halter and Matt Smay address the balance that every church must strike between gathering together and...
  • Moorpark Street closed this weekend for church festival
    Moorpark Street closed this weekend for church festival
    The onlyMelkite Catholic Church in Los Angeles serving one of the oldest known religions is having their annual festival this weekend in Studio City, Calif. For the first time, the major thoroughfare of Moorpark Street will be closed most of the...
  • Pastor jailed for having a noisy church
    Pastor jailed after neighbors complained that he has a noisy church
    According to USA Todayon Sept. 12, Johnnie Clark, the pastor of a Columbia, South Carolina church has been sentenced to two weeks in jail after his church was considered to be too noisy. A judge found the pastor guilty after a three-day trial for...
  • A Host of Believers Who Meet in a Park
    A Church Hosted in of all Places - A Park
    The Street Church is anything, but your stereotypical church. It is a church without any doors or windows. It is located in the middle of a park in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado.I have been writing about churches, pastors and highlighting...
  • Church with a Cross
    Church, Stewardship, and Insurance
    This week strategy struck when an object fell off a historic church in the south loop of Chicago killing a young mother of two. Since I work in the south loop this hit very close to home, as many of us either have driven or walked past that very...
  • Woman killed by gargoyle as she walks past a church
    Woman killed by gargoyle: Old gargoyle ends life of woman in freak accident
    A woman was killed by a gargoyle after the statue depicting the ancient beast fell apart while she was walking under it. The 34-year-old woman was walking outside a Chicago church when the masonry decor crumbled and fell in this freak accident,...
  • Dream: Get what you want in 2014
    Dream: Get what you want in 2014
    Get what you want in 2014!In 2014 you can: lose weight, lower your blood pressure, find a soul mate, get engaged, get married,have a baby, find a job, get promoted, meet new friends, buy a new car, change your attitude, get organized, buy a house,...
  • Thought for the day; Volunteer
    Thought for the day; Volunteer
    College graduate's number one complaint is being turned down for a job because their experience working is next to none. It doesn't have to be, because though, you may not have had that seasonal retail job, babysitting or even dog sitting,...
  • Alone_Underground
    Letting weakness assist our manliness
    Our congregation had a potluck after services this past Sunday. Afterwards I walked out to the sanctuary and Paul was sitting alone in his pew.Paul is quite a character. An imposing man in his late seventies, Paul’s booming voice and...
  • Shining Church
    Identity Crisis in the Church
    There’s a song about Memphis that Todd Agnew wrote that seems to highlight the need for authenticity in the church. The reality is that the church is in crisis. Instead of being the peace makers and shaping the culture like it should, the...
  • Pope Francis
    Pope Francis says he will die in 2 or 3 years, considering retirement
    Pope Francis spoke with reporters on Monday as he was in flight from Seoul, Korea to the Vatican. During the interview, the 77-year-old pontiff was reportedly in very good spirits during his session in which he answered questions from reporters....